RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > RV SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES FORUMS > RV Systems & Appliances
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-03-2013, 04:04 PM   #1
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 50
AC Problems

I have a 1997 Bounder, with a ONAN 5000 generator. Problem is, If I am plugged into 110 Vt or on the Generator, When I turn on the AC, it takes antwhere from 10 to 30 minutes for the AC to start. Everything else (micro wave, ref. works fine. Any ideas

rsw1943 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-03-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
Senior Member
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 232
There is a time delay built in so that your power source (especially gennie) can be stable before trying to manage a large power draw when the A/C compressor starts up.

10-20 minutes sounds a little long to me but it may vary brand to brand. On my Coleman's it's a lot shorter (a few minutes)

97 Gulfstream SunVoyager
96 Ford F53 chassis
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
JRMEDPHYS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 08:02 PM   #3
Senior Member
chuckftboy's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North East Florida
Posts: 847
Most digital thermostats have a 5 minute time delay built in to prevent compressor short cycling. Sometimes 5 minutes can seam like forever. if you bought your RV used, maybe someone added a time delay to the a/c unit. These are sometimes adjustable. 2 to 10 minutes.
2015, HR Ambassador 38DBT / 2006 Jeep TJ Towd
340 Cummins / Freightliner Chassis
chuckftboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 08:29 AM   #4
Senior Member
wa8yxm's Avatar
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 24,022
And in addition to the delay in the T-Stat, some A/C's have a built in delay, 3-5 minutes is not uncommon, The blower, however, should fire right up (unless you put it in AUTO mode). (This is compressor circuit delay)

Why? To insure, in the event of a momemtary power loss, the compressor is not trying to START with a full head of pressure.

Some home Air conditoners have this feature as well, Some .. Well I've seen after market modifications to add it.
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2000 Ford V-10 - Any Problems or Comments winnie32v Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 7 07-23-2015 07:35 AM
2 problems on recently purchased 2004 Expedition dakota pete MH-General Discussions & Problems 7 08-22-2013 08:13 PM
Onan 5500 problems please help! 53block RV Systems & Appliances 10 07-17-2013 09:28 PM
Problems with MH 6jsgrandma Class A Motorhome Discussions 8 07-17-2013 05:12 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.